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Great War: Unknown War


The members have a broad range of interests and expertise.


Kevin Appleby - Concert Hall Manager, Turner Sims; Music in the First World War.


Tim Champion - Archaeologists and the War

Mark Cornwall - Austria-Hungary in the Great War; questions of loyalty and treason; the Italian, Eastern and Balkan fronts; war propaganda.


George Gilbert - The Russian Revolution

Neil Gregor - Germany and the First World War; war memory.


Michael Hammond - Film and the Great War; the impact of the Great War on Hollywood including the portrayal of war veterans and the discourse around shell-shock.


Tony Kushner - has interests in the contribution of and responses to migrants and refugees in Britain during the First World War. He also works on the memory and representation of these contributions after 1918.


Claire Le Foll - The Russian Revolution

Mark Levene - Genocide and War; the Middle East and the Great War.


Jane McDermid - The Russian Revolution; gender and social history of Russia in the Great War.

Will May - war poetry; the work of F.T. Prince and Stevie Smith; war and ecphrasis.

John McAleer - Commemoration, memorials and remembrance; Eighteenth-century global wars; Museums, memory and warfare; Ulster, Unionism and the Great War.


Kendrick Oliver - Director, Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies: involved in schools outreach and lifelong learning activities.


Chris Prior - The British Empire in sub-Saharan Africa in the early twentieth century; race and empire in late-Victorian and Edwardian England.


Eleanor Quince - Swaythling and the Great War


Karen Robson - director of Great War exhibition, Special Collections, Hartley Library.


Adrian Smith - the British war effort at sea and in the air; high politics on the Home Front; the Royal Hampshire Regiment; the ANZAC tradition.


Joan Tumblety - French gender and social history.


Michael Williams - British silent cinema and the Great War; Ivor Novello and 'Keep the Home Fires Burning'; implicit traces of the Great War in 1920s culture.

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